Maun Authorities Killing Fun

The publicised crackdown on fun lovers by Maun authorities is a source of worry. It was reported last week that Maun authorities launched a crackdown on what it calls alcohol related public nuisance on Maun streets.

Fun lovers, it was claimed, are accused of illegal gathering in front of nightclubs, littering, indulging in sex and throwing used condoms in the rivers and in front of nightclubs.

The byelaw officers closed a nightclub and sealed off popular riverbank spots commonly referred to as  ‘beaches’ by revellers. Many are complaining that the crackdown will affect local tourism in Maun over the festive season. Because of this overzealous decision by the authorities, 24 employees of the club are now jobless.

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